Monday, July 26, 2010

Borneo Cultural Festival to go international

THE Borneo Cultural Festival (BCF) will be celebrated on a grander scale next year and be elevated into an international event.

Sibu Municipal Council (SMC) chairman Datuk Tiong Thai King said the planning and coordination would commence immediately to make sure the festival’s 10th edition achieves the objective.

“The council will take the opportunity to promote and showcase our rich cultural assets to the region and to the world,” he said at the closing of the 2010 BCF at the Town Square last night.

BCF began in 2002 after other pioneer celebrations like Pesta Sibu, Millennium Celebration and Borneo Tribal Extravaganza, he added.

“Today, BCF is the signature event of Sibu and the central region of Sarawak. The crowd on Saturday night was estimated at 30,000. I am proud to say that BCF is the event which attracts the most people, compared to other celebrations in the state,” said Tiong.

This year’s BCF theme was Beauty in Ethnic Diversity. An exciting addition this year was the Swan Delicatessen Contest in which 50 cakes and pastries were nominated.

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